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Spanaway resident Carlos Trejo has a big surprise in store for his daughter after winning $50,000 from the Powerball drawing on November 5. Trejo was making his usual stop at a Tacoma Chevron (11122 Steele St S, Tacoma, WA 98499) on his way home from work when he decided to purchase the ticket.

“I joke with my wife a lot,” said Trejo. “So when I told her I won, she thought I was playing around until I showed her proof!”

Trejo told Washington’s Lottery officials his eldest daughter has been asking for a new car for a while now, so he’s going to start looking for a Toyota Corolla to surprise her.

He also plans to use his winnings to pay off some bills and take his family out to a celebratory dinner at one of their favorite Mexican restaurants.

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Erin Brown (Curator on behalf of Washington’s Lottery)
Office: 206.971.0707